Jane Magão is a Sunshine Coast born soprano, graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music as well as the University of Queensland with a Graduate Diploma of Education.
Jane has sung prominent roles in multiple student opera productions including the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) directed by Michael Gow and conducted by Johanes Fritzch, Cis in Albert Herring (Britten) directed by Bruce Beresford and Conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, fox cub in The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček , covering the role of ‘Soeur Constance’ Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) as a guest artist with Melbourne Conservatorium and most recently, playing Barbarina in Millennium Opera’s 2018 production of Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart).
Scholarships include the ‘Dante Alighieri Italian Language Scholarship’ (2018), John Dorrington Scholarship with Opera Scholars Australia (2018), Queensland Conservatoriums ‘Sue and John Thompson Scholarship’ (2016) and the ‘Ruth Fairfax memorial scholarship’ (2015). Jane was a finalist in the 2018 National Liederfest and awarded the Lynette Casey- Brereton award as well as the ‘Best ensemble’ for both heats and finals. Jane is the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Nixon prize at the Queensland Conservatorium, finalist and runner up of the Murwillumbah Alton Budd Memorial Award, finalist in the Bettine McCaughan Memorial Award, finalist in the 2018 Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Oratorio Competition as well as being selected as a member of the Victorian Opera Chorus.
Aside from singing and teaching high school classroom music, Jane is an experienced surfer and artist, having sold multiple paintings to private collections.